Art and Culture of the Middle Sea

10 credits for 20 students. Coordinator: Lisa Stewart.

This First Year Interest Group (FIG) gives promising new teachers the foundation needed to succeed in SUNY Potsdam’s Childhood/Early Childhood Education program through an exploration of the various disciplines taught in a classroom.  One history class (3 credits, AH requirement) may be added to this cluster. This FIG is intended for students who have taken Advanced Placement, College credit or IB credit in English.

96132 PHYS 100  Physical Science. 3 Cr. MW at 2:00-2:50pm Brehm, L.
96133 PHYS 100 Lab. 1 Cr. Th at 2:00-2:50pm Brehm, L.

A course for non-science majors and constructed to meet the needs and requirements of students in the Elementary Education curricu-lum. The laboratory activities are the central focus of the class, using active inquiry  and collaborative group work to guide students toward discovering the nature of  physical phenomena. The topics studied are chosen broadly from physics, typically including consideration of properties of matter and mechanical behavior, light, heat, the causes of geophysical phenomena such as tides, seasons and the movement of celestial objects. Lab required. Satisfies General Education SP and LB requirements.

96134 COMM 106  Basic Principles of Speech 3 Cr.  MWF 3:00-3:50pm  Moerschell, L.
Basic Principles of Speech is an  introductory course in public speaking. It is a skills course informed by speech communication theory. Skills include analyzing the speaking situation, choosing appropriate topics, conducting research, organizing ideas, utilizing evidence and delivering speeches effectively. Special emphasis is given to developing critical thinking and listening abilities. Satisfies the General Education FS requirement.

96135 MATH 101  Math for Elementary Education I:  3 Cr.  MWF 11:00-11:50am Yuen, C.
Students learn about number systems and abstract and symbolic representations through problem-solving approach. Instead of traditional lecture, this course encourages students to learn through discovery. This course satisfies one of the mathematics concentration requirements for the B.A. in Elementary Education. Not required for double majors in mathematics and elementary education. Prerequisite: three years of high school Regents level mathematics or permission. Satisfies General Education FM requirement.


History Class 3 cr. TBA Satisfies General Education AH requirement.